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Jon Gould
I used to love Soundz. Endless hours flicking through racks of vinyl, returning home with all sorts of weird and wonderful music.
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Chris Wills
Used to work in the Paignton shop for Mike McGowan, he was also a local dj. Think his lad Ben also a local do may be known around the bay. LOVED working there after college and weekends, happy days!

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Ricky H-s
All your gig tickets for Cornwall Coliseum sold here

Marc Bolger
Was at a wedding a few weeks ago , mike was the Dj .. family friend and such a lovely family xx

Ashley Ayling
Bought my first record 7“ from there, come on Eileen & Joan jet and the block heads... strange mix I know... I was only 15....

Jon Gould
I used to love Soundz. Endless hours flicking through racks of vinyl, returning home with all sorts of weird and wonderful music.
Chris Wills
Used to work in the Paignton shop for Mike McGowan, he was also a local dj. Think his lad Ben also a local do may be known around the bay. LOVED working there after college and weekends, happy days!

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Ricky H-s
All your gig tickets for Cornwall Coliseum sold here

Marc Bolger
Was at a wedding a few weeks ago , mike was the Dj .. family friend and such a lovely family xx

Ashley Ayling
Bought my first record 7“ from there, come on Eileen & Joan jet and the block heads... strange mix I know... I was only 15....

Jackie Bickford
Remember soundz well. Going in there to pick up my singles and albums for my dj days.
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Clive Gill
Bought many records there, and in the Paignton shop too. When I used the shop it was owned by Mike McGowan. Happy, and simpler days.

Joanna McCall-Shaw
I bought my first album in there. Lindisfarne......Run for Home being the track I wanted.

Jacqueline Ann Bunting
Yes I bought loads of LP from the torquay shop those were the days ....

Flip Webster
Yep! Remember it well. It was cooler than the record shop at Castle Circus - what was that called?

Brian Mclean
Went in the Torquay shop when on hols bought a few heavy metal LPS. Great little shop

Jane Prothero
Used to buy my Motown 45's from Soundz in the early 80's

Jon Lee
Did my work experience with mike McGowan in TQ

Toni Fenton
Yes! Bought gig tickets there as well

Lee Moh Peter
Yes indeed I have many a hard trance on wax still with the price on with soundz oh and have most of the shock records have catalog from there to and they was pressed in Torquay I do believe 🤔

Andy Lawson
Brought my first 12” in there.Rode home with it in my paper bag.

Bern McKenzie
I loved that shop, I could never leave without buying something! Also liked Flox records on Fleet Street.



Richard Wilkins
Spent a great deal of my pocket money in both the Torquay and Paignton stores. Used to cycle there from Newton Abbot as we never had decent record shops there!

Carol Hobart
I remember it. Used to get records and rave tickets there lol. Now I feel old!

Darren Square
Yes I used to book my concerts through them

Craig Mayo
Great place and wasn’t the owner the DJ at Monroes at the top of market street.

Dave Stokes
Got loads off gabber vinyl from there

Tina Boyes
Got dragged to the torquay one every single sat morning to look through the records by my ex. I'm sure he had a crush on the girl behind the counter, dark hair, quite moody, possibly called Sophie....
I loved the Paignton one when I was at school, us… See more

Gary Eveleigh
Used to spend hours in there flipping through the album's. Also used their concert club for many concert trips.

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Andy Rook
I used to buy my records from Mike when I was a dj in the bay 😉😉😉😉😉😉
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Nathan Hill
Remember when Mike McGowan owned it but also, before him, it belonged to Tom Dobbin's (Babbacombe Model Village) daughter - hence its presence at the Model Village. In the Paignton store her Red Setter dog Biggie would lie in the front window all day… See more

Dan Hathaway
Spent a lot of my fridays and a lot of my money in there

Beth Nyree Martin
I remember Paishes record shop in Union St loved record booth's!!

Tom Spilsbury
Used to go in the Torquay one as a 15/16 year old lad buying happy hardcore vinyls and tapes. Was gutted when it closed.

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Karl Rodgers
Bought my first record there - Adam and the Ants

Geoff Germon
Lasers stuttering DJ and his protege Helen chamberlain used to get all his records from there

Julie Downing
Oh yes! Got all my concert tickets there in the early 80s,plus more than a few 12 inch singles and LPs ❣️

Andysarah Rodger
Best record store of all time!

Carol Eyden
Oh yes Soundz was just in the little curve of the pavement before the GPO. Loved it in there.

Jeannette Redhead
Next door on the GPO roundabout was an American clothes shop selling vintage baseball jackets and second hand Levi jeans .. forgot the name flips like the London one maybe🤔

Brian Sidebotham
Wow, never noticed it in the model village before!

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Tasch Scobie
Used to get concert tickets in there too.

Anna Fiderkiewicz
The Torquay one was owned by the Dobbins, who started the Model Village.

Dave Piercy
I definitely remember soundz. Growing up I used to split my record buying money between here and the record store in the indoor market

Alison Morren
Remember it well. In the 80s I was into a lot of 60s and 70s stuff and used to love their Golden Oldies section. As well as the 80s stuff of course. 💕

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Mark Binmore
Soundz used to have an amazing bargain rack of 12"s for 99p. And some good finds.

Pavlina Distras
I remember when they got the group 'King' in there, and he liked my sister and asked for a kiss

Lucy Rebecca
It was the site which is now the barber’s next to Bettesworth’s in TQ.

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Lucy Rebecca indeed - hopefully a picture will emerge in due course 🙂

Parrott Sharon
I loved going in there! It was ‘the’ place to go for our records.

Paul Walsh
Used to get loads of records from there. They were great for 12 inch singles. Ahh those were the days 🙂

Ash Raddon
Still got my 45 vinyl paper bag

Carl Goldsborough
Gooey was a good dj and Ben

Anne Denise
I got my ticket to Live Aid there £25 including the coach!

Darren Warde

Mike McGowan legend! he had a great photo of himself and the Jam above the counter. Always loved his shop, we could do with a record shop in Torquay.

Mervyn Lamacraft

Soundz was the meeting and go to place for the Torbay DJ's on Saturday mornings. Mike had the best tunes for us under the counter. Those were happy days.

Carol James

Mike persuaded me to buy Spandau Ballet's To Cut a Long Story Short 12". He said "these are going to be huge;

Nik Salter

Bought my first 12” record there - Prince 1999 with Little red Corvette on the b side

Jane Prothero

Bought all my motown 45's in soundz in Paignton and Torquay.

Happy memories. Not so happy memories of my dad getting me to buy my mums Cliff Richard calendar and Album every year when I was trying to be cool!!!

Mark Vernall

Brought many a concert ticket from there ,i also got Queens Day at the races promoting card board displays and full size and a life like Donna summer cut out for my Den ..😇good times.


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Dave Harwood
05 Mar 2024 at 12:18
I found this advert in the 'Torbay Express & South Devon Echo' dated 8th October 1982:
“SOUNDZ Records - Tapes, FLEET STREET, TORQUAY; HYDE ROAD, PAIGNTON.”

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